Michelle Shain, MA, MA
Michelle Shain is a PhD candidate at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management and a Research Associate at the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies and at Brandeis University. She received a BA in Anthropology and Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University, an MA from the Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and MA in Social Policy from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management. Michelle has co-authored a number of articles in journals such as the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion and Contemporary Jewry. Her primary research project at CMJS is the ongoing evaluation of Taglit-Birthright Israel, and her dissertation focuses on fertility among American Jews.